Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: diddi | 2012/02/06

Q.

bleeding stools

My 4yr old daughter is passing a stool with blood in it. I t appears to be fresh blood What could possibly be the cause besides constipation.

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Constipation can certainly cause the appearance of fresh blood in the stools,but there are other causes as well. Bacterial infections of the intestines especially by salmonella and shigella can also cause blood in stools.Certain worm infections such as with threadworms can also cause this to happen. It would be best to ask your doctor to see your daughter.

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